Travel and adventure comedies

Each of these stories is filled with many funny situations, curiosities and humor. We bring to your attention the best comedy adventure films of recent years, the heroes of which went on the most unforgettable journeys of their lives.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

High school students Anthony, Spencer, Martha and Bethany have to clean up the school on their day off as punishment. In the basement, they find an old console and decide to play a little. Making their way through the virtual world of Jumanji, teenagers suddenly find themselves in a real jungle in the form of their characters.

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There they meet a guide who informs them that they need to find a special stone, and only in this way will they save themselves and the surroundings from some evil. The boys soon realize that they only have three “lives” each, just like in the game, and a final death in Jumanji could cut off their path home. Trying to cope with various traps, the characters get into funny troubles.

Original title: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan…
Country: USA
Rating: Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.9
Age limit: 16+


Vacation (2015)

A family man, Rusty hopes to bring his quarreling family together and try to recreate his childhood vacation for loved ones. So, the Griswold couple with their two sons set off on an exciting journey across America, leaving in the end entertainment in a huge theme park.

Despite Rusty’s careful planning of the trip, things didn’t quite go according to plan. Despite various ridiculous and unforeseen events, the head of the family is not ready to give up, because he promised his wife and children an amazing vacation! The film will certainly not disappoint fans of family comedies about travel.

Original title: Vacation
Actors: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins…
Country: USA
Rating: Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.1
Age limit: 16+


Mr. Bean on vacation (2007)

After participating in a charity lottery, Mr. Bean became the proud owner of a tour to Cannes, 200 euros and a brand new video camera. Starting the journey, the hero accidentally loses money, luggage and tickets.

The unfortunate event did not dampen the desire to visit Cannes, so Bean, who still has a camera, sets off without the slightest doubt. On the way, the traveler will have fateful meetings and many funny situations that he does not forget to shoot, not even suspecting what fate awaits his amateur shootings.

original title : Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Actors: Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Jean Rochefort…
Country: Great Britain, France, Germany, USA
Rating: Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.4
Age restrictions: 6+


Back to back (2010)

If you are looking for interesting films with adventure and travel, then this comedy will suit you in all respects. At the center of events is the architect Peter Hyman, who plans to get from Atlanta to Los Angeles as quickly as possible, but on the plane comes into conflict with a stranger. As a result, Peter is dropped off along with another eccentric passenger, Ethan.

It soon turns out that the characters were on the “black list” of airlines, so they will not be able to use their services. A friend in misfortune offers Peter a joint car trip to Los Angeles. The architect reluctantly agrees, and his misgivings do not deceive him: this journey turns out to be the most insane and restless in his life.

Original title: Due Date
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx…
Country: USA
Rating: Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.5
Age limit: 16+


The jungle is calling! Looking for Marsupilami (2012)

Realizing that the former glory has waned, journalist Dan Geraldo thinks that some “hot” material can save the situation. For a sensation, Dan goes to the hot country of Palombia.

In the company of the adventurer Pablito, he, making his way through the jungle, begins to follow the trail of Marsupilami, an animal that has long haunted scientists. It is assumed that this fluffy and charming animal is somehow connected with the secrets of eternal youth. Gradually, Dan realizes that Marsupilami is in danger, and then the priorities of the journalist change.

Original title: Sur la piste du Marsupilami
Actors: Jamel Debbuze, Alain Chabat, Fred Dough…
Country: France, Belgium
Rating: Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 5.5
Age restrictions: 12+


Asterix and Obelix in Britain (2012)

The list of the best adventure comedies would not be complete without one of the funniest French films starring Gerard Depardieu. According to the plot, Gaius Julius Caesar arrived in Britain, where a certain settlement does not want to surrender to the Roman legionnaires.

The inhabitants of the village are in danger, and one of them asks for help from cousin Asterix. The request was heard, and now the main characters are sent to the oppressed British. Asterix and Obelix have to become participants in incredible adventures and face an unforeseen turn of events along the way.

Original title: Astérix & Obélix: Au service de sa Majesté
Actors: Gerard Depardieu, Edouard Baer, ​​Guillaume Gallienne, Catherine Deneuve …
Country: France, Hungary, Italy, Spain
Rating: Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.3
Age restrictions: 12+


Eurotrip (2004)

Needing an in-depth study of the German language, young Scott Thomas decides to meet a German resident on the Web in order to tighten the gaps in his knowledge with the help of communication. A certain Mike becomes Scott’s virtual friend, with whom he begins to share all his news and experiences.

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Subsequently, Scott finds out that he misunderstood the interlocutor, and for a long time shared his thoughts not with the guy Mike, but with the girl Mike. Gradually, he falls in love with her, and eventually intends to find a beauty. For this, he has to make an adventurous journey through Europe.

Original title: EuroTrip
Actors: Scott Mechlowitz, Jacob Pitts, Kristin Kruk…
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Rating: Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.6
Age restrictions: 16+


The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared (2013)

One of the most extraordinary films in the list of the best comedies about adventures and adventures. Alan Carlson was once a talented expert in explosions and bombs. He has traveled almost the entire globe, but recently he has been forced to live in a nursing home.

Not wanting to put up with such a fate, on the eve of his century, the protagonist makes a daring escape. During the first hour of his “liberation”, he manages to get into a lot of trouble and even go on an adventurous journey. However, Mr. Carlson is no stranger to such adventures.

Original titleHundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann
Actors: Robert Gustafsson, Mia Scheringer, Ivar Wiklander …
Country: Sweden, Russia, UK, France, Spain, Germany
Rating: Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.1
Age restrictions: 18+


Train to Darjeeling. Desperate Travelers (2007)

Jack, Francis and Peter are brothers who have not spoken to each other for almost a year. The eldest of them decides to improve relations and invites relatives to go on a soothing trip to India, which will help them not only find themselves, but also strengthen family ties.

This plan quickly fails: the quarreling brothers are landed right in the middle of the desert. The further path of the characters turns out to be full of curiosities and unexpected situations.

Original Title: The Darjeeling Limited
Cast: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman…
Country: USA
Rating: Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.2
Age restrictions: 16+


The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty (2014)

The final film on the list is one of the most motivational and interesting comedies about travel and adventure. Walter Mitty lives with his mother and sister and spends most of his time in his fantasy world. Periodically, he presents himself as a brave rescuer, a fatal seducer, a wise mentor and other people who cause delight.

His real life is much more boring: he spends almost all his time at work in one well-known publication. One day, Mitty gets a chance to experience real adventures. He needs to find a photographer who did not send the right picture for the cover of the magazine. Fearing the wrath of his superiors, Walter goes on a photo search, and for this he has to visit several countries and experience unknown early emotions.

Original title: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Actors: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott …
Country: USA, UK
Rating: Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.3
Age restrictions: 12+


Do you know other adventure comedies? Add to the list in the comments!

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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